Dr. Peter Maurits

Dr. Peter Maurits

Department of English and American Studies
Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik, insbesondere Literaturwissenschaft (Prof. Dr. Kley)

Room: Room B7A6
Bismarckstraße 1
91054 Erlangen

Office hours

Office Hours
by appointment

Research Interests

African Literature and Lusophone-African Literature
Science Fiction and Utopia
Migration and Adaptation of Literary Form
World-Literary Theory and Postcolonial Studies

Current Research Projects

  • The Emergence of African Science Fiction
  • Designs of Literary Futures (with Antje Kley, Dirk Niefanger, Sabine Friedrich, and Georg Tamer)
  • Contemporary Africa-Asia Connections: Science Fiction in Africa and China (with Henrike Rudolph)

Upcoming Activities

  • “The Question of Luso-African Science Fiction .” African Studies Association UK, biennial conference, University of Birmingham, 12 September 2018
  • “’Shall I at Least set my Lands in Order?’ African SF or, the Anxiety of Symbolic Imperialism.” American Portuguese Association, annual conference, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 19 October 2018


Dr. phil. in Comparative literature and Roman Languages, LMU Munich (2015, summa cum laude)
M.A. in Literary Studies, Utrecht University/Bern University (2012)
B.A. in Portuguese Language and Culture, Utrecht University/University of Coimbra (2010)
B.A. in Journalism, Utrecht (2008)


  • 2017- present: postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Humanity, Social Sciences, and Theology at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2015-16: lecturer/postdoctoral fellow, Department of Comparative Literature at LMU Munich
  • 2010-11: teaching assistant at Utrecht University


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Courses (Selection)

  • Aufbauseminar Literature (winter semester 2018-19)
  • Hauptseminar Anti-colonial Literature and Thought (winter semester 2018-19)
  • Histories of Science Fiction: From Plutarch to Wanuri Kahiu (BA, MA)
  • Globalization, Literature, World Literature (BA, MA)
  • Thomas More’s Utopia: A Renaissance Vision of Transition? (BA, MA)
  • The Modern Ghost Story: From Walter Scott to Mia Couto (BA, MA)
  • Literary Theory
  • Postcolonial Theory (BA)